News for Sunday, January 20, 2008


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Police arrest teen after student attacked

A male student was arrested at Alpha Academy on Friday morning after he allegedly attacked a female student and broke a window at the school.

RMC sale raises concerns over inmate care

CONYERS - Concerns that the county will have to absorb the cost of indigent inmates' health care once the sale of Rockdale Medical Center is complete were raised by some members of the public this week.

Eagles lose state duals title to Ringgold Wintry weather messes with scheduling at state meet

COVINGTON - Weather played a tremendous factor in Eastside's undertaking for the elusive Class AAAA team duals championship Saturday at the Macon Centreplex.

Causey for optimism Senior guard puts up 30 as Tech gets first ACC win

ATLANTA - It was a day Matt Causey will never forget. Neither will Georgia Tech.

Questions surround Richardson tax plan

CONYERS - Rockdale County Tax Commissioner Dan Ray says he has several questions concerning the plan under consideration by the Georgia General Assembly to eliminate property taxes for school districts. And the overriding question he has is "Why?"

NFC Championship: Cold brings frozen balls, no sleeves

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Baby, it's cold outside.

Bill Shipp - The suckers are still biting

First, it was the all-out rush to enact legislation to stop gay marriages. But gay marriages were already illegal.

Let it Snow

Large, airy snowflakes swirl around the statue of an angel at Philadelphia United Methodist Church in Conyers on Saturday. This marked the second time this week that snow blanketed the area after snowfall came through Wednesday. According to the Associated Press, a mix of rain and sleet early Saturday morning turned into snowfall in the south metro Atlanta area later in the day. Up to two inches of snow was expected Saturday for the upper third of the state, an area that includes everything north of a line stretching from LaGrange to Athens, said Laura Griffith of the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. A 20 percent chance of snow showers was expected until 1 a.m. today, she said. Officials canceled a heavy snow warning for the area on Saturday morning.

Dave Williams - Perdue-Richardson spat likely to continue

Gov. Sonny Perdue clearly wants his feud with House Speaker Glenn Richardson to go away.

Police arrest three in $227,000 theft from Komatsu

CONYERS - Three people are under arrest in connection with a theft of $227,000 worth of parts from Komatsu Forklift USA on Lochridge Boulevard, according to the Covington Police Department.

The boys are back in town Vienna Boys Choir returns to perform in Covington after nearly a decade

The world's premier boys vocal ensemble will make its long-awaited return to the east metro area next month when the acclaimed Vienna Boys Choir performs in Covington on Saturday, Feb. 2.

College notebook: Career day for Riggins Rockdale grad scores 22 for Northwest Shoals CC

Former Rockdale basketball standout Justin Riggins is making a big impact as a freshman at Northwest Shoals Community College in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

Jack Simpson - Trip to store releases flood of memories

The holidays have come and gone, and the year 2007 has faded away leaving only memories. The year's events have joined all those past recollections.

AFC Championship: Not the same old Turner leading Chargers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - He's not the Norv Turner of the 1990s.

Gov. Perdue's budget draws mixed reviews

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue aptly demonstrated his view of the limited role of government with the 2009 budget he rolled out last week.